student at Hogan Lovells

Start Date:
2013
Location:
london
Programme Type:
Work Experience
Salary:
£0 annually
Review Date:
11th March 2016

Review Score

7.8/10

1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:

9/10

There was no specific job title. During work experience there was around 14 of us and each day we got an insight to each department and type of laws. on some days we shadowed trainee lawyers and asked them lots of questions.Such as what is a typical day like. Everyone was very open and welcoming you can ask any question you like and would be overwhelmed by how much you learnt in a day. We also took part in group activities which were really fun. And had workshops about litigation and cross examining. Throughout the week we have time to build on our powerpoint so we can present it to a panel of judges. On one of the days we had a workshop about confidence and the best way to present.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?

8/10

Everyday you learn many new skills such as problem solving and asking good questions. We had the chance to develop these skills by working in groups and communicating with people you never met before. I also strengthened my confidence during the week because preparing for the powerpoint made things much easier. During the week we got to ask the trainee lawyers on what types of qualifications you need and what qualities the firm looks for. To apply to the firm you need minimum 3 As as A level and a 2:1 in your degree. On one of the days we learnt how to improve our CV and interview techniques.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

10/10

I enjoyed it very much. It was very informative and fun, each day was packed and planned really well. Everyone at the firm is so nice and down to earth they really want to know what you feel and what you want to say. It was such an amazing experience. Everyday we had infinite amounts of cookies, sweets and drinks we were looked after really well. Even the people in your group are amazing we got on really well and had so much fun doing the group activities.

4. How valued do you feel by Hogan Lovells?

9/10

I feel really valued, the firm has one of the best cultures. It is so diverse in so many ways. Everyone is so lovely from the partners to the receptionist there is nothing bad I can think I can say. We were all gifted with certificates and feedback. Even in our groups during the powerpoint we all worked as a team and got on really well. We all motivated each other no one was left out.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

9/10

The programme is really well structured. From the first day we all got a pdf with everything we would be doing. We straight away got an induction from the firm and learnt about the firm. Which helped us understand better about how each firm is different. If you every had any worry or a questions the organisers were always there ready to help. Everyone is so helpful. There was lots of workshops offered which supported us when we had to present to everyone. When we were doing workshops trainee lawyers would always come in and help us.

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?

9/10

Lots you can email them whenever you want. similar to my first answer. The programme is really well structured. From the first day we all got a pdf with everything we would be doing. We straight away got an induction from the firm and learnt about the firm. Which helped us understand better about how each firm is different. If you every had any worry or a questions the organisers were always there ready to help. Everyone is so helpful. There was lots of workshops offered which supported us when we had to present to everyone. When we were doing workshops trainee lawyers would always come in and help us.

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?

6/10

It is only work experience. You do not get employed after. But the firm tells you lots of hints and tips on how to make your CV and application stand out. Be yourself and be talkative in a good way. Ask lots of questions and show enthusiasm. make sure you do not have any spelling mistakes on you CV. Demonstrate lots of skills through experiences and how it could be good for the firm. Be a good team player and don't talk over people. Be helpful and open minded by new changes.

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?

4/10

Again it is only work experience you do not get payed. But you do get fully reimbursed.

Be yourself and be talkative in a good way. Ask lots of questions and show enthusiasm. make sure you do not have any spelling mistakes on you CV. Demonstrate lots of skills through experiences and how it could be good for the firm. Be a good team player and don't talk over people. Be helpful and open minded by new changes.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

6/10

There is lots of pro bono work going on. And the firm has lots of activities and charities for its employees.

Be yourself and be talkative in a good way. Ask lots of questions and show enthusiasm. make sure you do not have any spelling mistakes on you CV. Demonstrate lots of skills through experiences and how it could be good for the firm. Be a good team player and don't talk over people. Be helpful and open minded by new changes.

9a. Would you recommend Hogan Lovells to a friend? *

Yes

9b. Why? *

It is such a great opportunity if you want to learn more about a career in law. The culture of the firm is really different not like what you expect. The week is planned out perfectly with lots to do. Perfect place to develop new skills and have you questions answered. All the activities are really fun and enjoyable.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Hogan Lovells? *

Be yourself and be talkative in a good way. Ask lots of questions and show enthusiasm. make sure you do not have any spelling mistakes on you CV. Demonstrate lots of skills through experiences and how it could be good for the firm. Be a good team player and don't talk over people. Be helpful and open minded by new changes.

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